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LostArtPress on InstagramWedge the tenons. Note how the wedges are perpendicular to the grain of the benchtop. This is the typical arrangement when building furniture. For some large-scale work with square tenons, I prefer to orient my wedges diagonally across the tenon. This spreads out the tenon against all four walls of the mortise. The disadvantage to this approach is that there’s a chance of splitting the benchtop. In large-scale work, however, this is a minimal risk. — from “Ingenious Mechanicks” by Christopher Schwarz #Ingenious_MechanicksVisited @sarah_marriage at @aworkshopofourown in Baltimore. A huge and soaring space with a great mission.@mollybrown.ink made this print of the Welsh Stick Chair that @welshchairmaker has built for his book. It’s glorious and is now hanging at our storefront.
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I’ve just finished my article for Mortise & Tenon Magazine about Chester Cornett’s “Masterpiece Bookcase Rocker.” I believe Cornett called his bookcase rocker a masterpiece for its expert joinery, its level of adornment and care of construction – but over … Continue reading
Driving through Eastern Kentucky makes me homesick for the mountains of Arkansas. Something about the contrast – intense natural beauty with equally intense poverty – reminds me of growing up in the Ozarks. And every conversation with the locals is … Continue reading
I’ve seen a blurry photograph of a detail of Chester Cornett’s chairmaking workbench and read Michael Owen Jones’s description of the bench in “The Craftsman of the Cumberlands.” At the time I thought: That sounds like a Roman-style workbench. And … Continue reading
Today Brendan Gaffney and I got a rare up-close look at one of Chester Cornett’s rockers during a preview for an antiques auction in Cincinnati. The walnut rocking chair was one of Cornett’s later pieces. And after a close examination, … Continue reading
For many years, I have been an undying fan of the work of Chester Cornett (1913-1981), a traditional Eastern Kentucky chairmaker who crossed over to become an artist who lived out his last years in Cincinnati, just a few miles … Continue reading
Normally around this time every month Chris writes a blog post to tell you that the Lost Art Press storefront in Covington, Ky., will be open on the coming Saturday. But with Chris visiting his (kind of) ancestral homeland, it’s … Continue reading
Few can claim that they’ve made a novel or uncompromising break from the design of their time. Whether we are interpreting, imitating, recasting or reacting to the designs of others (consciously or unconsciously), few designers add truly original elements to … Continue reading
Earlier this week, contributing editor Suzanne Ellison suggested a short Q&A on early seating furniture, which she has been helping me research for “The Furniture of Necessity.” I consented, as long as the interview was conducted nude. This is my … Continue reading